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Flush CP
« on: September 28, 2017, 04:28:40 pm »
What's the best way to go about making the CP flush and not bolting the joysticks from the top?

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Re: Flush CP
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2017, 04:56:38 pm »
What's the best way to go about making the CP flush and not bolting the joysticks from the top?
By "making the CP flush" I assume that you mean:
  1. Not having visible mounting hardware, and
  2. Not having to use Bondo/wood filler to cover recessed hardware like T-nuts. (minimal surface prep)

Two methods mentioned in the FAQ are "Under mount (threaded inserts)" and "Under mount (support blocks)".

https://web.archive.org/web/20160809113045/http://newwiki.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?title=FAQ#Joysticks

Also check out the section on threaded inserts.


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Re: Flush CP
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2017, 06:25:11 pm »
What's the best way to go about making the CP flush and not bolting the joysticks from the top?
By "making the CP flush" I assume that you mean:
  1. Not having visible mounting hardware, and
  2. Not having to use Bondo/wood filler to cover recessed hardware like T-nuts. (minimal surface prep)

Two methods mentioned in the FAQ are "Under mount (threaded inserts)" and "Under mount (support blocks)".

https://web.archive.org/web/20160809113045/http://newwiki.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?title=FAQ#Joysticks

Also check out the section on threaded inserts.


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Yes all good info but just want some feedback from members that have done all of the above.
Just wondering what has worked out the best using the standard 3/4" mdf.

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Re: Flush CP
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2017, 06:33:26 pm »
I should also say I want to under mount them,routing underneath so I can get more of the handle on top.

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Re: Flush CP
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2017, 07:35:41 pm »
  2. Not having to use Bondo/wood filler to cover recessed hardware like T-nuts. (minimal surface prep)

That's what i do. T-nut countersunk on top with wood glue. I routed underneath up to the end of the t-nut. Cut bolt so i can never go beyond top of tnut. Bondo the tnut and and smooth.

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Re: Flush CP
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2017, 07:48:11 pm »
  2. Not having to use Bondo/wood filler to cover recessed hardware like T-nuts. (minimal surface prep)

That's what i do. T-nut countersunk on top with wood glue. I routed underneath up to the end of the t-nut. Cut bolt so i can never go beyond top of tnut. Bondo the tnut and and smooth.
That's what I was thinking of doing. Did you take any progression pics of your work?

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Re: Flush CP
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2017, 05:12:54 pm »
Yeah. I have 2 project cabs and a finished one. Ill take some pics for you. The T-nuts had a longer shaft than i normal use and ended up making the joystick mounting holes a little bigger to fit the tnut shaft.

« Last Edit: September 29, 2017, 06:00:29 pm by Spawn2k »

  
 

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